Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jennifer Aniston

Now that the weather is starting to point towards summer, I can't help but think about what I want my summer wardrobe to entail. Since I am totally in love with Jennifer Aniston's style, her simple and casual look is what I will be going for this season. A classic pair of wedges, shorts, capris, tees and tanks, and a casual sun and maxi dress is just the beginning. Throw in some killer shades, simple accessories and an essential bag and I'll be set. Let the bargain search begin . . .

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pasta with Artichoke Sauce

So after opting to scratch the idea of going to the grocery store and instead take advantage of the very nice weather by taking a walk with Addy, I began to wonder, hmmm what's for dinner tonight? And I knew that would be exactly what Brian would ask me too so I had to think of something. Now there was no meat defrosted and all I had to work with were things in the pantry but I have to say the result was something quite tasty and would probably make its way into the dinner menu rotation. So for all of you busy gals (or guys) out there looking for a tasty meal, here you go . . .

Pasta with Artichoke Sauce (this is just enough for 2 people, with perhaps a little left over sauce)

1/2 lb. of your favorite short pasta
1/2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1 large (28oz) can of whole tomatoes
1 small (14.5oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp each of dried oregano and basil (or more to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
1 small (14.5oz) can of artichoke hearts

In a large sauce pan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until tender, about 2-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oregano and basil. Break the whole tomatoes up a bit and bring to a simmer for about 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste and then add the artichoke hearts.

While the sauce thickens cook the pasta according to the package. Toss the pasta with the sauce after cooking and serve.

FYI - the sauce can be refrigerated for about 2 days or frozen up to 3 months if you want to make extra and add your favorite ingredients like chicken, veggies, etc. Also, a pinch of red hot pepper flakes could add a little spice to the sauce as well.

Bon Apetit!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome to My Blog . . .

So when it came time to think of a name for this new blog who else would I turn to for help than my BFF and little sis, Bec. After many fun and entertaining options we came up with "My Honey and Bunnies". Why this title you may ask, well allow me to explain. My intention for this blog is really to talk about being a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend as well as share the things I am passionate about. My "Honey" is none other than the best hubby in the world, Brian, and my "Bunnies" are all of the wonderful people out there that I love so much, my beautiful daughter Addison, my puppy Wrigley, my sis and bro (Bec and Mike), my mom and dad and extended family thanks to my hubby and all of my friends out there (Enj, Siobhan, Lori, the LA crew and my fellow Chi-town mommies, etc). I hope you all enjoy reading about the things I love in and about life and tune in for more . . .